Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: CTV Vancouver News Director Ethan Faber on the struggle to return to civilized discourse

Protestors gathered outside Bell Media's Vancouver studios on Feb. 24, 2022. (Connie Thiessen/Broadcast Dialogue)

Last weekend, a number of camera crews covering the Pacific Highway border crossing protest, south of Vancouver, were swarmed, jostled, yelled at and spit on – one of many such incidents that’s happened across the country over the last few weeks that is changing the way journalists are doing their jobs in an effort to “blend in” where possible.

In Metro Vancouver, ongoing protests have also been coming to the media outlets themselves, with rotating “Media is the Virus” rallies held outside CTV, Global, CBC and Citytv.

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, we welcome CTV Vancouver news director Ethan Faber, to talk about the realities of what it’s like to be a beat reporter right now, how we got here, and the struggle to return to civilized discourse.

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